Sabathia takes the hill for Yankees
CC Sabathia is the probable starting pitcher for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night as they continue their four-game MLB betting series at home against the Kansas City Royals.
Sabathia is 9-6 with a 4.06 ERA so far this season, but he's 18-10 with a 3.26 ERA over his 35 career starts against the Royals. The lefthander has struck out 199 batters while allowing just 13 home runs in 234 2-3 innings vs. the Royals.
James Shields, with a record of 3-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals.
The visitors were +138 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including SportBet. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 8 and the Royals sitting at No. 4.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Royals average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.
Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Kansas City at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 5-1 final on Monday in support of Jeremy Guthrie at Yankee Stadium.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Royals at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at NY Yankees, Wednesday, July 10